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Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR Table of Contents   
Year : 1998  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 172
Acquired Cystic Renal Disease and Hemodialysis


1 Nephrologist, Arar Central Hospital, Saudi Arabia
2 Radiologist, Arar Central Hospital, Saudi Arabia
3 Medical Specialist, Rafha General Hospital, Saudi Arabia

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Bhat W, Desai S, Abdul E. Acquired Cystic Renal Disease and Hemodialysis. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 1998;9:172

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Bhat W, Desai S, Abdul E. Acquired Cystic Renal Disease and Hemodialysis. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl [serial online] 1998 [cited 2019 Jul 17];9:172. Available from: http://www.sjkdt.org/text.asp?1998/9/2/172/39291
To the Editor:

We read with interest the paper entitled "Acquired Cystic Renal Disease (ACRD) Patients Receiving Long-term Hemo­dialysis" by Kumar R, et al [1] in which they report their experience in Najran General Hospital, Saudi Arabia.

We would like to report our experience in ACRD in another area of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, namely in Rafha and Arar Central Hospital, KSA. We studied 30 patients on hemodialysis for development of renal cysts on hemodialysis and included only those known not to have had cysts at the start of the dialysis. The mean age of the patients was 55 years.

ACRD was found to occur in 12 patients (37% - 7 males and 5 females). This compares to an incidence of 49% by Kumar et al. Like Kumar et al, we also found that the incidence increases with duration on dialysis being 64% in patients dialysed for more than 4 years and 78% in patients dialysed for more than 6 years. Similarly, none of our patients was symptomatic.

Like Kumar et al, we found that ACRD developed regardless of the etiology of ESRD including diabetic nephropathy without significant differences between various etiologies.

 
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1.Kumar R, Mishra HK. Acquired cystic renal disease in patients receiving long­term hemodialysis. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transplant 1997;8(l):8-10.  Back to cited text no. 1    

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Correspondence Address:
Wahid Bhat
Consultant Nephrologist, Arar Central Hospital, North Zone, Arar
Saudi Arabia
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